Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Club to Revamp Strategy After Second Straight Loss

After suffering their second loss in as many visits to the park, President Jeff Andreoli has decided to alter the Club's heckling strategy. "I'm from the New York City area." he said. "We have historically been hard on our own teams. I mean we're booing ARod right now. We'd boo our own mother if she messed up dinner." But it appears this strategy is not helping the White Sox win ballgames. "We played like crap last night," he continued. "Walks, errors, and most importantly, the damn beer batter only went 1 for 4. That's not going to cut it. But obviously getting on our team is rattling them a bit. We're going to change gears and be a little more supportive, channel that negative energy towards the opponents. The Club has always been proud of a great winning tradition, and this year it's just not happening yet. But there's still time to turn it around."
Fans apprehensive about the changes need not worry. "We'll still be the same boisterous, baseball savvy group," Andreoli said. "We're not going to turn into Oakland A's fans or anything."
Other changes planned include having Andreoli and Jared Smith available in the bullpen to pitch in relief. "(Pitching coach) Curt (Hasler) was really impressed with my splitter," said Smith. "Hopefully I can come in and notch a save or two. Plus it would be easier on my voice if I could heckle from the pitcher's mound."
Yesterday's victim, Helena third baseman Freddy De La Cruz (above), seemed to enjoy the bantering. He was a good sport about the whole thing, and even gave the Club a few smiles. With that attitude, you can go a long way in this game, Freddy. If you learn to hit first.

5 Comments:

Blogger Scotty #13 said...

I happened to notice that Freddy was responded quite oddly to our heckling. The grinning was not really a shocker, but there was a significant increase in jock repositioning associated with his grins. Hopefully this was just an anomoly since we're not here to help young ball players get their jollies. I will add, however, that Helena is quite fortunate the beer batter was off his game...

11:06 AM  
Blogger Jared #32 said...

Hey, watch the Oakland comments. Those same A's fans are Raiders fans, and you know they don't mind committing a couple of homicides. And then they'll throw you over the bay to get your anus assaulted, literally, in San Francisco.

9:27 PM  
Blogger TomMcD#12 said...

Very disappointing that the extended roster was not informed of a this "exhibition" match. I'll have to wait to heckle Freddy.

We need more Thursday home games, this year the six we have just isn't going to cut it. See everyone on the 13th.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Oli #19 said...

Sorry Tom, that's my fault. We need a recall roster or something to get the word out. We'll keep you posted.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Ricardo#14 said...

Well..., I wasn't there at that game but, I do agree that Freddy needs to learn to hit better.
Also, a move to Calgary would increase memebership morale and numbers....

8:34 PM  

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